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Getting recycling right in Staffordshire Moorlands

We're already great at recycling in Staffordshire Moorlands - with 44,340 households regularly recycling their waste - and we're now calling on everyone to make sure they're recycling right.

New research from Recycle Now shows that while people in the UK say doing their bit for the environment is one of the primary reasons they recycle, over three quarters of households add one or more items to their recycling that aren't accepted locally.

And more that half put at least one item in the general rubbish that could be recycled.

It's Recycle Week this week (24 - 30 September) and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is backing Recycle Now's campaign focusing on making sure we're getting things right when we're sorting our waste.

The campaign seeks to build on the momentum and motivation to care for our environment in the wake of programmes such as Blue Planet II and developments towards reducing unnecessary plastic.

Councillor Arthur Forrester, Cabinet member for the environment, said: "So many of our residents are recycling their waste on a regular basis, which is great news, and I'd like to thank everyone for their continued efforts.

"We know that people who recycle do so because they want to help make a difference but, with recycling schemes differing from area to area, it can sometimes be confusing to know what we can accept here in the Moorlands.

"That's why we're supporting this campaign aimed at helping people get recycling right by only putting items in their bins which are accepted for collection. If you're not sure what we collect it's easy to check - there are full details of what goes in your grey, brown and blue bins and recycling bags on our website."